Donald Trump’s Visit to China
Opinion

Donald Trump’s Visit to China

November 8-9 marked Donald Trump’s visit to the PRC, which was his first trip there since his inauguration. We reiterate that Beijing became a central point for all stops over Donald Trump’s almost two-week long Asian tour. However, it was already the second official meeting between the leaders of the two world powers. The first one…

US Ready to ‘Fight for Justice’ in Syria Without UN Approval – Haley
Diplomacy

US Ready to ‘Fight for Justice’ in Syria Without UN Approval – Haley

The US does not consider itself constrained by the United Nations Security Council and might seek “justice” in Syria on its own terms, the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said. The US took similar action in Libya in 2011. “With the unity of this council, or alone, unrestrained by Russia’s obstructionism, we…

The Exile of Saad Hariri
Opinion

The Exile of Saad Hariri

When I heard that President Macron was ready to whisk Lebanon’s kidnapped prime minister to Paris with his family – victims of the gentlest hostage-taking in the history of Saudi Arabia – I couldn’t but recall what Saad Hariri said to me a few years after he first became Lebanon’s premier in 2009. I was sitting in…